Author Archives: Ellen Rohr

About Ellen Rohr

Ellen Rohr, The Plumber's Wife Turned Business Makeover Expert teaches business basics. Ellen specializes in helping business owners put simple business plans together. She teaches them how to make more money and how to stay focused and profitable. Ellen makes ordinarily dry-as-dust business planning powerful, easy and fun. You can find Ellen on Facebook, Google+, or visit the contact us page.

Ready to Go Paperless?

You get a tablet!  You get a tablet!  At Zoom, now every team member has a tablet.  On it:  The Operations Manual.  The Price Book.  How To Videos.  Invoicing and Payment Collection.  The Top Projects Lists and updates.  The Scorecards.  … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Planted in Abundance or Poverty?

Consider that only one watermelon seed is required to propagate the watermelon family. However because stuff happens, I planted 6 watermelon seeds. Two seeds produced plants strong enough to bear fruit. And each of the dozen watermelons is full of … Continue reading

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Why Women Make 77% of What Men Make

No more secrets.  Owner Susan at Allied Plumbing & Heating has created transparent pay levels for the Techs and they appreciate the honesty and clarity.  Now, they know what they need to do to move up the ladder. Pretty cool! … Continue reading

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Dumb Systems Torture Team Members

I travel a lot.  I appreciate when the hotel staff does a great job of making me comfortable.  Sometimes I don’t need a lot of care, so I will place the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.  Recently, after … Continue reading

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Are Your Employee Wages Top Secret?

Here’s a snippet from a recent conversation with a plumbing contractor… “If Bob knew what Steve was making per hour he would quit on the spot.  But I had to pay Steve a premium to get him to come work … Continue reading

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From Business Plan…to a great JOB!

Our Mission is all about Freedom!  Financial freedom, lifestyle freedom.  Honorable, profitable business expands peace and freedom across the planet.  That’s why we do what we do at

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Sales Tip: Don’t Let Your Customer Make a Bad Decision

The other day my 20 year old dishwasher died.  Alas.  So, I went to a big box appliance store.   I asked to see some dishwashers and a nice young man escorted me to a row of them.  From left to … Continue reading

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Time Management Strategies with Kenny Chapman

When I meet with a client, I ask them to, “Tell me what your life would be like if all your dreams came true.”  Often the response includes, “I want my business to run without me. I want to give … Continue reading

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Great Business Gift Ideas

(View video on YouTube) Manners promote peace, friendship…and sales! Growing up, my sisters and brother and I were fortunate to have a mother who taught us good manners.  Yai Yai gave us a rule that if you are going to … Continue reading

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Build Your Business Roster

I’ve had about 100 jobs. Yet I can count on one hand the number of times I have shown up on my first day of work and known who my boss was and what my position in the company was. … Continue reading

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